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Strategy on the Back of an Envelope

By Neil Oakes

I’ve just participated in a two-week charity fundraising event, driving 40-year-old cars 5000 kilometres through the Australian outback […]

Lawyer-to-Partner Gearing or Leverage. Yes or No?

By Sean Larkan

The concept of lawyer-to-partner gearing or leverage – the number of lawyers a firm employs for every partner – continues […]

The Importance of Deciding to Do It

By Sam Coupland

Two consulting engagements in the past couple of months illustrate why some firms fly and some firms flounder, […]

The Fading Power of Niches

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

It has often been stated that only two broad strategic directions are available to law firms, summed up […]

Can Law-Firm Associates Learn to Govern?

By David Cruickshank

Many firms have gone beyond the usual training diet of substantive law and ethics to offer management and […]

Law Firm Capital

By Sam Coupland

This article looks at specifics around law firm capital, and should be read in conjunction with the excellent […]

The More Things Change…

By Sean Larkan

Observations on 30 years in the legal profession As I enjoyed a break in the New England mountains of […]

Employing Graduate Solicitors

By Neil Oakes

Question: What are most of the graduating class of 2015–16 doing now? Answer: The same part-time jobs that […]

Do We Need to Slice the Pie Differently?

By Sam Coupland

Recent client engagements have had a heavy emphasis on partner compensation. What makes this newsworthy is that many […]

Acquisitions as an Exit Strategy in Indian Law Firms

By Bithika Anand

For most businesses in India as elsewhere, acquisitions are seen as a tool to further growth and diversification. […]